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Robert Mikoláš - Coronavirus Crisis Divorce

We are happy to present our online literature project Stories in times of corona. In the past few weeks, we approached few prominent Czech authors and asked them to write exclusively for us a short story inspired by the current pandemic situation. As the second story from the series we pesent you "Coronavirus Crisis Divorce" by Robert Mikoláš.



Robert Mikoláš



Robert Mikoláš

(*1966 in Prague)

Journalist, diplomat, currently director of the Czech Centre Tel Aviv and the Czech House Jerusalem.

Robert Mikoláš studied Czech and world literature and history at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. Besides of that, he attended studies at the Goethe Institute in Munich and at the Taipei University. Furthermore he participated in educational programs for journalists in NATO headquarters in the USA.

In the past he worked as a librarian in the Strahov Library - The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov in Prague or as lecturer at the Prague School of Photography and at the College of International and Public Relations Prague. Between 1998 and 2018 Robert Mikoláš worked as foreign correspondent for the Czech Radio.

For his work he received several awards. In 2006 and 2013„Znojemský hrozen award, in 2011 the PRIX Bohemia Radio award. Additionally he was also nominated two times for the „Journalist of the year award“.

His articles were published in Czech and also foreign newspapers and magazines like Respekt, Reflex, Týden, Lidové noviny, Hospodářské noviny, Deník SME, Koktejl and more.


Publications in Czech Language

„Jiří Dienstbier, live life to the fullest“, book about the well-known foreign correspondent for the Czechoslovak Radio, dissident and one of the most important politicians after the Velvet Revolution. In original: Jiří Dienstbier. Žít naplno, Nakladatelství Lidových novin, 2012

„Notes from wars and catasrophes“. Book of authentic testimonies and reports from 10 countries on 3 continents. In original: Zápisky z válek a katastrof, Radioservis, 2003 - Kniha autentických svědectví a reportáží z deseti zemí tří kontinentů

„Relations between Czech Republic, Serbia and Montenegro“. Co-Author of an anthology dedicated to contemporary developments in the Balkan Peninsula. In original: Vztahy České republiky se Srbskem a Černou Horou, Praha - Spoluautor sborníku věnovaného aktuálnímu vývoji na Balkáně

„Velvet Revolution in Ústí nad Labem. Student testimonies after 20 years “. In original:Sametová revoluce v Ústí nad Labem (Svědectví studentů po dvaceti letech), 2009

„100 student evolutions“.  Joined author of the publications published in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. In original: Sto studentských evolucí, Academia, 2019 - jako přímý účastník listopadových událostí v roce 1989 se podílel na tvorbě publikace vydané u příležitosti 30. výročí sametové revoluce.




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*All characters are products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.